A lot of people first knew about Lovely Okojie, when she raised an alarm in 2011 that the man actress, Mercy Johnson was planning to marry was actually her legal husband. Lovely dropped the bombshell with pictures of her marriage to Prince Odianosen Okojie to back up her claim.
Many thought this setback would truncate their marriage plans, but Mercy who at the time was shopping for her wedding in Europe, put up a united front with her husband-to-be. The pair got married at the Christ Embassy Church, Oregun, Lagos on Saturday, August 27, 2011, amidst tight security. The couple are now blessed with a daughter, Purity Okojie.
On Saturday, March 15, 2014, Lovely…who is in her early 30s…told ENCOMIUM Weekly from her base in Canada that she had moved on after the ugly drama which saw the father of her two children move on with the very popular Nollywood actress. Lovely said:
“I have no explanation to anybody. Life is full of ups and downs. I have accepted my fate.”
Read excerpts of her interview with ENCOMIUM Weekly…
How are the children doing now?
“The children are doing fine. I thank God for them.”
How have you been able to cope with the children’s welfare?
“Like I said, I thank God. I am coping well.”
But when Lovely was asked if her former husband (Odianosen Okojie) has been assisting in the children’s upkeep, she got furious, insisting the man in question is in her history.
“What do you mean? That is my past. Don’t ask me questions about my past. I don’t want to relate with my past. In fact, I don’t know what you are talking about,” and the phone went off.
However, a source close to Lovely revealed to ENCOMIUM that she (Lovely) is still very much bitter about what happened to her marriage to Prince Okojie.
“She is still bitter. She felt betrayed. She is not thinking of another marriage now, she is yet to recover from the past experience.”
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